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Democrats are claiming that Taylor Swift coming out as a Democrat caused a massive spike in new voter registrations in Tennessee.

There are a couple of problems with this claim.

First Taylor Swift tweeted the day before the voter registration deadline, which makes it tough to judge the impact she had:

The analysis Vote.org is putting forward here seems flawed. It’s akin to noting that a certain number of people filed taxes in March, that number surged on April 15, and concluding it must be because Carrot Top tweeted April 14 that people should file their taxes.

The far likelier explanation is that many people tend to put off things until the last minute.

The only slightly compelling evidence that Swift might be responsible for voter registrations comes from WaPo, which notes that “Among the new registrations since Sunday, more than half were by those ages 18 to 29.”

But even that doesn’t tell us anything without comparing the demographics on previous days.

My suspicion is the category of voters who have to register to vote in the first place—people who moved, changed their names, or didn’t vote in the previous four years—would tend to naturally skew young.

Millennials are probably also likelier to register on sites like Vote.org than older Americans given that they don’t understand how stamps work.

The correct way to judge the impact of Swift’s post would be to compare last-minute online registrations this year to the numbers in previous midterm years.

Even an increase would of course still just prove correlation; it’s possible voter registrations could be up this year for unrelated reasons, such as general enthusiasm, backlash/support to the weekend’s Kavanaugh confirmation, improving ground games and technologies by political parties, etc.

But journalists didn’t even bother with that basic step.

It’s of course entirely possible that Taylor Swift did lead to an increase in voter registration; it’d be shocking if an Instagram post from someone with 11 million followers had zero impact after all.

But that Swift’s post definitely had an impact and that that impact numbered in the tens of thousands is speculation, and it’s sloppy journalism to suggest otherwise.

Of course the left is all about making claims based on “belief” rather than fact as the Kavanaugh debacle clearly illustrated.

So while Swift endorsing the Democrat may have led to some additional new voter registrations, the claim that tens of thousands of new voters registered as a result of her tweet seems unlikely.

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22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. william

    October 11, 2018 at 7:07 am

    She should change her fem protection…

  2. Arif

    October 11, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Who cares about this Dumb Bimbo.. She knows Nothing about Politics and got a D- in US Govt Class

  3. Steve Key

    October 11, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Does anyone besides me have a problem with online voter registration? No wonder we have so many dead people on the voter registration lists and a lot more people on the lists than eligible voters in many precincts around the country.

    • Granny

      October 11, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      You will see a jump in online registration because the Democrats are going to have all the illegals register that way. Hope we can get every republican vote out there, we will need it, and I used to be a democrat.

      • Don

        October 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm

        Exactly, granny.

  4. Peter Gaskin

    October 11, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I actually thought Taylor Swift had a brain but it seems just another celebrity being a sheep disappointing pressure of mob mentality has the biggest affect on uneducated young people

    • Danny

      October 11, 2018 at 10:38 am

      Taylor would not even have had to talk to any of her friends to know which way she should go wheather she believes that way or not. If as a young person everybody that is telling you that you are the best thing since sliced bread and that your doo doo doesn’t stink of course you would grow to think like them. Young people are so easy to be lead in a bad way because ithe more they like you the easier it is to convince them you are right. I know because I have a bunch of young kids that just turned 18 who are friends with my daughter and I took them all down to register to vote and they will be going with me to the polls and voting republican. I sat them down on day and explained to them why they needed to vote and why they needed to vote for the republicans.

      • Danny

        October 11, 2018 at 10:42 am

        My point was it would be just as easy for a democrat to do the same. If we allow the democrats to retake the majority we will lose our country. We cannot miss going to the polls in November and voting the democrats out of office. We are fighting for our lives.

      • Susan Croome

        October 11, 2018 at 10:31 pm

        Exactly, I agree with you about the young growing up amongst the Hollywood elites. Just like Myle Syrus when she cried when Trump won and threw a fit on video, my husband called her an idiot and I quickly interjected and told him he can’t blame her she has been brainwashed by the people around her in Hollywood. I give the young folks a break here. We just have to wait for them to grow up.

  5. Annabel

    October 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    So many will be stoned out of their gourds that they will miss the day to vote anyway.
    Just check Jimmy Kimmel’s video of asking people on the street if they agree with Trump
    nominating Christopher Columbus to the Supreme Court!!! Hopefully these idiots will NOT
    remember to vote.

  6. James Kelly

    October 11, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    She’s cute, dumb, but cute.

  7. Gerry

    October 11, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    Just one more brainless idiot follower who would follow the leader over the cliff.

  8. Carol

    October 11, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Taylor, stay in music and out of endorsements . You have no ideal what you are talking about.

  9. Don

    October 11, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Another entertainment child gum flapping. She says she’s voting Democrat yet is making huge money off of a corporation while thinking thing will remain the same under the commies never considering how many friends she might have who are not as lucky as she is who will be rendered into the slavery mentality of the ultimate left.

  10. Carl J Bujan Jr

    October 11, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Who the hell cares what this bitch said. The voters have the democrats number after the Kavanaugh fiasco. The red wave is coming.

  11. Richard Hullfish Sr.

    October 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    To bad that all the people that signed up are dead. Cemetery votes don’t count.

  12. Dusty

    October 11, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    When will entertainers learn to shut up ? We no longer care what they support we just want to be entertained . Hope that many Democrats like the last election went over to vote for Pres Trump? I am an Independent now. Blackburn in Tenn has taken good care of the people for years . I have seen her often on TV talking and supporting. One bill for women was not a good bill. Tired of that you are some other sexual person influencing my voting . Use of Abortion all the time I am a Pro choice for years but also why can women not get birth control . Many places health dept give free ? Ck out. So why do so many need abortion and the morning after pill. Get real and stop using this. NO Kavenaugh is not voting to change Roe vs Wade. VOTERS do you want nasty type people running this country? Our military was taken down for 8 yr WHY? We are around the world defending many nations. JOBS how many now have pretty decent jobs again and higher wages for many WHY? Taylor was only following her Holyweird friends. Does she even still live in Tenn?

  13. Harry

    October 11, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    How much does Taylor Swift have? Is our people so easy to fool by a “great” singer?

    Enough is enough, I’m done for those liberty or Democratic!

  14. Tim Woolsey

    October 11, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Who is Taylor Swift?

  15. Joseph

    October 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I guess Stupidity runs deep in the Democrat camp these days. She isn’t even a fair Country Singer anymore. She is just an intertainer who’s career has faded and trying to regain what she never had.

  16. frank

    October 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I would like to do one thing with Taylor Swift. And it’s not a duet.

  17. dostaboy

    October 12, 2018 at 12:16 am

    She is irrelevant.

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